All posts tagged: Barack Obama

25 Reasons Why I’m Voting for Hillary Clinton

Here are 25 reasons why I’m voting for Hillary Clinton this November: Hillary Clinton is the most experienced person to have ever run for President of the United States. She has spent her entire career fighting for the rights of children. The next President will potentially have to fill multiple Supreme Court seats, and I trust that she’ll make sound appointments (who won’t vote to repeal Roe v. Wade or the Marriage Equality Act). America’s wealthiest citizens should pay their fair share in taxes, and her policies reflect that. Hillary Clinton supports Planned Parenthood. She’s also a champion for women’s reproductive rights and equal pay. She believes that community college should be free for every American. She knows that global climate change means that the future of our planet is in jeopardy. I want a President who will protect and strengthen the Affordable Care Act. She’s a strong advocate for gun reform. Not only is Hillary exceptionally intelligent and diplomatic, but she’s tough too! She cares about building a more robust middle class. In 1995, at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on …

Best of “Between Two Ferns” With Zach Galifianakis

Between Two Ferns has been on my radar for awhile because I love Zach Galifianakis and nearly anything on Funny or Die, but now it’s on the entire country’s radar. After President Barack Obama’s visit to the show, the internet was buzzing not only about the Affordable Care Act, but also about Galifianakis’ hilarious faux access-television web series. While many responded positively to Obama’s surprise interview, there was a lot of backlash from conservative groups and individuals that thought it was undignified. My thought? I appreciate having a president who can relate to American youth and is humble (and funny) enough to do something so out of the ordinary. The purpose of the interview was to reach out to young people and encourage them to take advantage of the Affordable Care Act before the enrollment period ends this month. And Obama was successful; funnyordie.com drove substantial amounts of traffic to heathcare.gov. But enough about politics! I think every episode I’ve ever seen of Between Two Ferns is funny, but here are just a few of …

Cultural Observation: The Kardashians and Wealth

In an interview with Amazon this past week President Barack Obama discussed the American dream and how our entertainment culture has changed what success means to many. “I don’t think people went around saying to themselves: ‘I need to have a 10,000 square foot house’. We weren’t exposed to things we didn’t have in the same way kids these days are. There was not that window into the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Kids weren’t monitoring every day what Kim Kardashian was wearing, or where Kanye West was going on vacation, and thinking that somehow that was the mark of success.” The President’s comments have since become the subject of scrutiny, supplying Kris Jenner with new material to fill her daytime talk show (which isn’t doing too well). Although I’m generally entertained by the Kardashians (though find them extremely problematic), I think Kris completely missed the mark in her response to the President’s statements. President Obama’s comments weren’t meant to question the success of Kim & Kanye – whether they work hard or not is irrelevant. It’s that the …